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Who voted for Margaret Thatcher?

Only vote if you were old enough to vote at one or more of the elections when Margaret Thatcher was leader of the Tories (sorry Rick)

Who voted for Margaret Thatcher? 29 votes

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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,813
    Who tf would have voted for Thatcher, Thatcher milk snatcher?

    Oh yeah, the Toryfanboi trio on here.

    (Though I do suspect shortfall is a S666 alter ego, given the repetitive seemingly obligatory likes)
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 6,780
    I'm too young to have voted in any election she stood in, but I wouldn't have voted for her.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 28,986
    1992 was my first election so not me, did vote Tory in that one though and every other up to 2015.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,256
    Pross said:

    1992 was my first election so not me, did vote Tory in that one though and every other up to 2015.

    Leftie!

    Whoever flagged your post is a twit.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,256
    Whoever it is doing the flagging, try saving your flags for what flags are meant for - trolling, abuse, etc. Putting on my teacher's voice "So you think that's funny, do you?"
  • I was old enough to vote in 1987 but have no idea if I did or not, seem to remember being a leftie so pretty sure I would not have voted for her.

    The likes of Boris, Raab and Williamson would have go nowhere near the levers of power on her watch
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,190
    Too young, but I live in an ex coal mining area. The cold shock of mass unemployment in one place will take another couple of generations to work through. At least. Hey, half a century is not too bad is it?

    I also had a sibling in long term care in the NHS throughout her tenure. I will never, ever vote Tory in my life as a result. Inhumane. Really.

    I also went through state school during her tenure. I am largely self-taught.

    There are still quite a few smarmy accolytes in the party now, who came up writing press releases or lobbying. They probably jack off in the gents to a commemorative photo of her. Basically the same sh!t different decade.

    Is that clear enough?
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,126
    the alternative to Thatcher?

    Much much worse.



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  • ProssPross Posts: 28,986

    Whoever it is doing the flagging, try saving your flags for what flags are meant for - trolling, abuse, etc. Putting on my teacher's voice "So you think that's funny, do you?"

    Probably the latest head of the hydra after my post in the other thread (or Orraloon / FA making their point over my past mistakes in which case it's fair comment!).
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,256

    I was old enough to vote in 1987 but have no idea if I did or not, seem to remember being a leftie so pretty sure I would not have voted for her.

    The likes of Boris, Raab and Williamson would have go nowhere near the levers of power on her watch


    Feel free not to answer, but if you were a leftie then, why have your views shifted so sharply to letting the markets decide (e.g. farming)? Having said that, Labour were well into farmer-bashing back in the 80's... (I still remember a Labour politician scoffing "Well, you never see a poor farmer!" on one of the mainstream politics shows.)
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,190
    slowmart said:

    the alternative to Thatcher?

    Much much worse.



    Utter nonsense, right up there with we did what we had to do. Incompetence is fine if the alternative is a sociopath, because incompetence doesn't achieve much, positive or negative. With a sociopath in charge, you are indeed going to achieve something. Good luck with that.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,190
    And on reflection, Micheal Foot would have been a hilarious historical footnote. Kinnock was a windbag, sadly he was both Welsh and a ginger, but he was a decent man fighting an intransigent party and actually ahead of his time. I'd have preferred him. Perhaps the country would still own a few of its own utilities if he had won.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,256

    And on reflection, Micheal Foot would have been a hilarious historical footnote. Kinnock was a windbag, sadly he was both Welsh and a ginger, but he was a decent man fighting an intransigent party and actually ahead of his time. I'd have preferred him. Perhaps the country would still own a few of its own utilities if he had won.


    Kinnock's speech when he turned on Militant Tendency was fun, I'll admit.
  • womackwomack Posts: 456
    I voted for Margaret on many occasions although she did let me down when she renaged on the S4c promise that saw Gwynfor Evans go on hunger strike.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,759
    I was old enough to vote in all the elections when she was leader of the Tories. I have never voted for them.
  • I was old enough to vote in 1987 but have no idea if I did or not, seem to remember being a leftie so pretty sure I would not have voted for her.

    The likes of Boris, Raab and Williamson would have go nowhere near the levers of power on her watch


    Feel free not to answer, but if you were a leftie then, why have your views shifted so sharply to letting the markets decide (e.g. farming)? Having said that, Labour were well into farmer-bashing back in the 80's... (I still remember a Labour politician scoffing "Well, you never see a poor farmer!" on one of the mainstream politics shows.)
    Like FA I went to a state school and there was a steady stream of anti-That her propaganda which must have influenced my thinking. I was a student then so would have been more idealistic and Tory students were weird beyond belief.

    Pretty sure I would have been in favour of free market economics but to this day remain unconvinced that inflation is so bad that the answer is 3 million unemployed
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,603
    Leaving the destruction of various industries out of this I did vote for her way back in day till she implemented the poll tax. That had me on my knees. 10% to 15% plus mortgage rates going up every other month then council rates going from £134 a year to over a grand for polltax for me and the ex on a 3 bed terraced house did it for a while for me. Nowadays it doesn't matter who's in there all shite. The one thing I will say about Maggie was she had a back bone unlike most of the spineless PM,s since.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ProssPross Posts: 28,986
    Considering the poll is 50-50 there seem to be few prepared to admit it which matches my experience that you don't find many admitting it now even though she had some huge wins. When you look at the state the country was in before her first win I don't think it was unreasonable for people to vote for her even if they disliked what she did after being elected that first time. Then again I guess not many on here voted in '79.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,813
    Pross said:

    Whoever it is doing the flagging, try saving your flags for what flags are meant for - trolling, abuse, etc. Putting on my teacher's voice "So you think that's funny, do you?"

    Probably the latest head of the hydra after my post in the other thread (or Orraloon / FA making their point over my past mistakes in which case it's fair comment!).
    Eh not me mistah.

  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,064
    If you vote Tory/Margaret you’re an evil selfish whatsit.
    If you you vote labour you’re a naive fantasist.
    Anything else is a wasted vote.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,256
    orraloon said:

    Pross said:

    Whoever it is doing the flagging, try saving your flags for what flags are meant for - trolling, abuse, etc. Putting on my teacher's voice "So you think that's funny, do you?"

    Probably the latest head of the hydra after my post in the other thread (or Orraloon / FA making their point over my past mistakes in which case it's fair comment!).
    Eh not me mistah.

    Suspect it was Mr SoC based on the first two likes and first two flags.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,256
    Pross said:

    Considering the poll is 50-50 there seem to be few prepared to admit it which matches my experience that you don't find many admitting it now even though she had some huge wins. When you look at the state the country was in before her first win I don't think it was unreasonable for people to vote for her even if they disliked what she did after being elected that first time. Then again I guess not many on here voted in '79.


    The 70's were certainly an interesting decade, not least for industrial relations and days lost to strikes. Reading about the Winter of Discontent again reminds me of how far things have moved since then.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_Discontent
  • ProssPross Posts: 28,986

    orraloon said:

    Pross said:

    Whoever it is doing the flagging, try saving your flags for what flags are meant for - trolling, abuse, etc. Putting on my teacher's voice "So you think that's funny, do you?"

    Probably the latest head of the hydra after my post in the other thread (or Orraloon / FA making their point over my past mistakes in which case it's fair comment!).
    Eh not me mistah.

    Suspect it was Mr SoC based on the first two likes and first two flags.
    Who?
  • Pross said:

    Considering the poll is 50-50 there seem to be few prepared to admit it which matches my experience that you don't find many admitting it now even though she had some huge wins. When you look at the state the country was in before her first win I don't think it was unreasonable for people to vote for her even if they disliked what she did after being elected that first time. Then again I guess not many on here voted in '79.

    I think most would not have been 18 in 1983 then throw in low yoof turnout and people’s tendency to move right as they collect shiny things and it is no huge surprise.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,603
    seanoconn said:

    If you vote Tory/Margaret you’re an evil selfish whatsit.
    If you you vote labour you’re a naive fantasist.
    Anything else is a wasted vote.

    I'll give you 2 out of 3.
    My first chance to vote would have been 1987 as I missed the 83 one by 1 month.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,256
    Pross said:

    orraloon said:

    Pross said:

    Whoever it is doing the flagging, try saving your flags for what flags are meant for - trolling, abuse, etc. Putting on my teacher's voice "So you think that's funny, do you?"

    Probably the latest head of the hydra after my post in the other thread (or Orraloon / FA making their point over my past mistakes in which case it's fair comment!).
    Eh not me mistah.

    Suspect it was Mr SoC based on the first two likes and first two flags.
    Who?

    See who liked the post of mine you quoted...
  • ProssPross Posts: 28,986

    Pross said:

    orraloon said:

    Pross said:

    Whoever it is doing the flagging, try saving your flags for what flags are meant for - trolling, abuse, etc. Putting on my teacher's voice "So you think that's funny, do you?"

    Probably the latest head of the hydra after my post in the other thread (or Orraloon / FA making their point over my past mistakes in which case it's fair comment!).
    Eh not me mistah.

    Suspect it was Mr SoC based on the first two likes and first two flags.
    Who?

    See who liked the post of mine you quoted...
    I've never been able to work out how to view who has liked posts on my phone.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,064
    Pross said:

    Pross said:

    orraloon said:

    Pross said:

    Whoever it is doing the flagging, try saving your flags for what flags are meant for - trolling, abuse, etc. Putting on my teacher's voice "So you think that's funny, do you?"

    Probably the latest head of the hydra after my post in the other thread (or Orraloon / FA making their point over my past mistakes in which case it's fair comment!).
    Eh not me mistah.

    Suspect it was Mr SoC based on the first two likes and first two flags.
    Who?

    See who liked the post of mine you quoted...
    I've never been able to work out how to view who has liked posts on my phone.
    People have liked your posts?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 1,810
    Never voted for her, never voted Tory, never will. My grandfather was a miner from South Wales and I thought the world of him. Had a closer relationship with him than with my dad, wouldn’t be where I am today without his influence. The stuff he used to tell me about his lived experience guaranteed that my extreme dislike of what the tories did to the ordinary working man. And as I came to understand society and politics a little more, nothing I saw from them made me think any differently. Going to Liverpool uni in 1987 absolutely cemented my opinion, seeing as how her government made the population of the whole city suffer by withdrawing funds to make a point about militant left wing local politicians. I actually suspect I’m moving more to the left as I get older…
  • ProssPross Posts: 28,986
    seanoconn said:

    Pross said:

    Pross said:

    orraloon said:

    Pross said:

    Whoever it is doing the flagging, try saving your flags for what flags are meant for - trolling, abuse, etc. Putting on my teacher's voice "So you think that's funny, do you?"

    Probably the latest head of the hydra after my post in the other thread (or Orraloon / FA making their point over my past mistakes in which case it's fair comment!).
    Eh not me mistah.

    Suspect it was Mr SoC based on the first two likes and first two flags.
    Who?

    See who liked the post of mine you quoted...
    I've never been able to work out how to view who has liked posts on my phone.
    People have liked your posts?
    Ah, penny drops now!

    Yes, I've created a duplicate account so I can like posts I make. Makes me feel popular like when there was that circle jerk of liking each others posts by 3 or 4 posters last year.
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